You are here

The Monumental Doge's Palace

One of the most renowned landmarks in Venice and a jewel of Gothic architecture, the Doge's Palace is a monument of great history in the area and a marvel for the eyes. The former seat of government of the city, as well as home to its rulers, the palace attracts a growing number of visitors each year to admire its imposing beauty.

The palace as we see it today started to take shape back in the 14th century, however, some parts were added later, creating its unique exterior. It features white limestone walls decorated with pink marble, intricately carved columns, huge windows, sculptures, and many more authentic decorations.

The exceptional site consists of three major wings and offers numerous grand chambers to visit. One of the most exquisite ones in the Doge's Palace is undoubtedly the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Higher Council Hall), grand not only in size but in its decor likewise. It also houses one of the biggest oil paintings in the world, depicting the 76 portraits of the Doge's of Venice, created by Tintoretto.

Make sure to also admire the impressive Porta della Carta, the main entrance of the Palace, considered to be among the greatest examples of the Venetian Gothic architecture. It illustrates the Lion of St. Mark and Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling in front of him, along with numerous other statues and carvings.

The Doge's Palace is a significant monument and an absolute must-visit while in Venice, thus don't miss the chance to see it for yourself while on a tour in Italy.

5
4.89
27 Reviews
Next Date: Nov 06, 2019
17 days7 cities

REDUCED RATES Set off on a grand exploration of Italy and enjoy it's most sought-after destinations from Venice, Florence and Rome to Sicilian gems.

5
4.87
21 Reviews
4-starhotels
9 days3 cities

Enjoy the gems of the world's most romantic country with the premium tour to Italy. Start with Venice to contemplate architectural masterpieces, continue to Florence to see the most iconic sight - the Baptistery and finish in Eternal Rome with tours to Colosseum and Vatican.

5
4.97
23 Reviews
Next Date: Sep 27, 2019
17 days6 cities

REDUCED RATES Explore the north and south of Italy, from seductive Milan to the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Discover the beauty of Cinque Terre towns and Como Lake, immerse yourself in Renaissance Florence, and see the hidden treasures of eternal Rome and sacred Vatican on your way.

5
4.93
26 Reviews
7 days3 cities
FranceFrance:Paris
GermanyGermany:Munich
ItalyItaly:Venice

Treat yourself to a memorable European getaway: in one week, enjoy two of the world's most romantic cities, Paris and Venice, as well as spend time in the Bavarian city-gem, Munich. This best price per value package includes stays at 4-star hotels, airport transfers, city tours, and plenty of time to explore on your own.

5
4.96
21 Reviews
Next Date: Mar 25, 2020
11 days4 cities

Dive into the impeccable beauty of Italy's gorgeous capitals and the iconic region of Tuscany. Together with a petite group and professional guides, explore the top attractions, enjoy fun activities, including tastings, as well as stays at fine central properties.

5
4.91
21 Reviews
5-starhotels
9 days3 cities

Immerse yourself in the scintillating beauty of Italian ancient cities, enjoying not only the major must-see marvels but taking advantage of a more saturated program with some unique local highlights as well. This well-balanced flexible itinerary promises remarkable centrally located 5-star hotels and the best tours with the professional English-speaking guides.

5
4.87
21 Reviews
Next Date: Oct 02, 2019
9 days3 cities

REDUCED RATES Take a mind-blowing trip through Italy's major highlight cities of Venice, Florence & Rome in an intimate small group tour of only up to 14 people with guided tours to landmarks like Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.

5
4.95
21 Reviews
11 days4 cities

Spend a memorable time exploring one of the most incredible countries in the world from Venice, Florence, and Rome to the Tuscany region. The tour program is fully customizable and offers to enjoy the best that sunny Italy has to offer with professional local guides. Easy connections between destinations and great hotels are included.

5
4.93
22 Reviews
Next Date: Oct 02, 2019
11 days4 cities

REDUCED RATES Explore the top attractions of manifold Italy and spend amazing 11 days touring romantic Venice, artistic Florence, eternal Rome and the sunny Amalfi Coast. You will go on sightseeing tours with exceptional guides and enjoy a wine tasting.

5
4.89
22 Reviews
11 days4 cities

Set off on an unforgettable private tour that takes you from the romantic canals of Venice to the motherland of the Renaissance, Florence, then enjoy the best of the Eternal City, Rome and spend time on the colorful sun-kissed Amalfi Coast.

5
4.87
21 Reviews
4-starhotels
9 days3 cities

Take delight in the charming Italian must-visit cities in the winter time, avoiding the large tourist crowds. Explore top attractions from the Venetian Doge's Palace to the Baptistery in Florence to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican with private guides.

5
4.75
15 Reviews
10 days4 cities

Travel to Northern Italy known for the wealthiest provinces, cathedrals and magnificent lakes Como and Garda. Experience wine tastings in Verona and walk through the oldest market to flavour the authentic Venetian atmosphere with the 10-day private tour.

5
4.88
21 Reviews
5-starhotels
10 days3 cities

There is nothing like Italy, and there is nothing like classic Italian luxury. This program is all about the experience: best central 5-star hotels, sightseeing tours with local pro guides, 1st class connections and top-notch gastronomy.

5
4.87
22 Reviews
11 days4 cities

Set off on an Italian adventure and see top sights from the Amalfi coast to Rome & Florence to Cinque Terre towns & Venice. Our excellent tour guides in seven cities and other travel arrangements will ensure your trip will be flawless.

5
4.87
16 Reviews
13 days6 cities
SwitzerlandSwitzerland:Lugano, Lucerne, Zurich

Explore the best sights of Northern Italy from Venice, Verona and Como to beautiful Switzerland towns Lugano, Lucerne and Zurich in 13 days. Enjoy excellent trip arrangments from locally-sourced guides, remarkable accommodation to convenient transfers to sights.